On March 18, 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first man to walk in space. The 30-year-old Russian floated outside the Voskhod 2 spacecraft for 12 minutes while connected to a 16ft tether.
The trade winds coming from the south and the north meet near the equator. This convergence produces general upward winds as they are heated so there are no steady surface winds, leaving an area of calm known as the doldrums.
South Africa has the most official languages that have equal status, with eleven. Bolivia recognises thirty-seven languages, the most of any country in the world, and India recognises twenty-three. However, Bolivia and India give primacy to Spanish and Hindi respectively, making South Africa the country with the most equally important official languages.
On average, blondes and brunettes have the most hair. They tend to have an average of 150,000 hairs on their head, whilst the average redhead has only 90,000.
Icebergs are always made out of fresh water. True icebergs are glacier fragments that have fallen into the sea. Glaciers are composed of fresh water, and thus true icebergs are too. Additionally, ‘sea ice’ that forms from frozen sea water is also fresh- this is because the salt is excluded from the ice crystal lattice that develops when water freezes.
At the time of writing, taking your dogs for walks could become the law in Germany. Under the planned rules, dog owners will have to take their dogs for walks at least twice a day, for a minimum of one hour in total.
Since 1789, over 10,000 amendments to the Constitution have been introduced in Congress. Of those, only 33 were adopted and sent to the states for ratification, and only 27 were ultimately ratified and added to the Constitution.
The average hen lays one egg approximately every 26 hours, or one egg approximately every 265 eggs per year.
-40° is the only temperature that is the same in both Fahrenheit and Celsius.
The four kings in a deck of cards represent real rulers. The King of Diamonds shows Julius Caesar, the King of Clubs displays Alexander the Great, the King of Spades depicts David of Israel, and finally the King of Hearts shows Charles of France.